Inteltrends: Burma Report 23-NOV-2010
Compiled by Inteltrends.
Journals suspended for Suu Kyi reports
Mizzima, 23 Nov 2010
The Press Scrutiny and Registration Divisions (PSRD) suspended the prominent First Eleven sports and Hot News journals for two weeks, and Myanmar Newsweek, Snapshot News, Myanmar Post, 7 Day News, Venus News, People’s Era and The Voice, for a week. “The junta’s censorship board did not want the journals to report fully the news about Aung San Suu Kyi’s release. But the journals ran special features … and used pictures of Aung San Suu Kyi that were larger than the size specified as allowable by the junta,” a news editor in Rangoon told Mizzima.
DKBA Troops Must Join BGF or Give Up Arms (homepage notation, no article link)
The Irrawaddy, 23 Nov 2010
[Full text:] – All Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) members who don’t want to join the regime’s border guard force (BGF) must give up their arms next month and become private citizens. Those who agree to join the BGF will be deployed on the Thai-Burmese border along the Moei River, according to three soldiers who defected to DKBA Brigade 5 on Tuesday. Brigade 5 is the only DKBA brigade that has rejected the junta’s BGF. Published Tuesday, 23 November, 2010
Military junta orders KIO to shut down all liaison offices
Kachin, 22 Nov 2010
The Burmese military junta ordered the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) to shut down all its branch liaison offices immediately in Northern Burma, KIO sources said. The liaison offices of the KIO, and its armed wing, the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), are mainly based in Kachin State and Northern Shan State.
Shan party members feel let down by anti-junta movements
S.H.A.N., 22 Nov 2010
One of the reasons that the Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP) lost the 7 November elections, apart from the rigged polls, was the anti-election campaigns by exiled Shan organizations and Shan armed resistance movements, according to sources from the Sino-Burma border.
Junta evicts Aids patients after visit by Aung San Suu Kyi
Mizzima, 20 Nov 2010
Junta authorities have ordered Aids patients out of one of the National League for Democracy (NLD) sponsored centres that Aung San Suu Kyi visited on Wednesday and into a government hospital, against their will. In response, NLD members and independent candidates who lost in recent elections reached a deal yesterday to establish a network that would start helping people living with HIV and Aids, a network member said.
Regional commander orders keeping eye on Shan army movement
S.H.A.N., 19 Nov 2010
Burma Army units based around areas controlled by the Shan State Army (SSA) “North” have been recently ordered to follow closely on its movement, according to informed sources in the north. “We were told to follow arrest and interrogate anyone coming from the 1st Brigade area if they come out for shopping, health treatment or for any reason,” a source quoted a Burma Army officer as saying. The instruction came from the Headquarters of the Northeastern Region Command in Northern Shan State North’s Lashio. It has been passed to units based in Shan State South’s Kehsi and Monghsu townships and soldiers based in Shan State North’s Mongyai, Tangyan and Lashio townships, sources said.
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